Bushehr Elderly Health (BEH) Program

Principal Investigator

Professor Bagher Larijani
Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center
Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran
Email: larijanib@tums.ac.ir

Professor Iraj Nabipour
The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center
The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Bushehr University of Medical Sciences
Bushehr, Iran
Email: inabipour@gmail.com

Data Contact

Afshin Ostovar
Email: aostovar@tums.ac; afshinostovar@gmail.com


Setting: Bushehr, a southern province of Iran
Start Date: 2013-4
End Date: Ongoing
Participants: 2772 adults aged ≥60 years
Assessment Schedule: 3 follow-ups, every 5 years
Measures: (1) Neuropsychological and cognitive tests; (2) Broad range of sociodemographic, lifestyle and general, mental and functional health factors; (3) Physical exam and blood tests.

Further Information

Shafiee et al. Bushehr Elderly Health (BEH) programme: study protocol and design of musculoskeletal system and cognitive function (stage II). BMJ Open 2017;7:e013606.